Summer Stories: Orientation Leaders
- Welcome to Summer Stories! This series chronicles the great things our students are doing over the summer.
- In this first installment we'll meet three of our amazing orientation leaders! Emily, Shane and Jillayne answered a few questions about their favorite spots in Boston, what they love about Simmons, and more!
Emily Feil, a Nursing major from the class of 2017.
- What's your favorite thing about Simmons?
- Emily: All of the opportunities I have readily available to me. I can participate and join in anything I want!
- Jillayne: The small classes. It really facilitates a learning environment with students and professors, which makes the classes more involved.
- Shane: The community of students, professors and staff that want to help me reach my full potential.
Jillayne Adamyk, a Exercise Science/DPT major from the class of 2016.
- What's your favorite spot in Boston?
- Emily: The Boston Common Frog Pond in the winter! I love ice skating there!
- Jillayne: Quincy Market and the North End!
- Shane: Central Square on the red line (technically in Cambridge!)
- What are you most excited about for orientation?
- Emily: Meeting the first years and making them just as excited as I am to go back to school. I'm excited to form a bond and friendship with them and become someone whom they can look up to as the year progresses.
- Jillayne: Helping the class of 2018 around the city and introducing them to life at Simmons!
- Shane: Making Simmons feel like a home to the first years.
- When I was a first year at Simmons I wish someone had told me.....
- Emily: The freshmen 15 is a real thing. It's tough to really watch what you're eating at college especially when you're in a rush in between classes. Being healthy is important. Healthy foods keep me going throughout the day and Simmons has tons of healthy options to choose from.
- Jillayne: That your first week is not like the whole year! Things that seem so hard and alien to you at first will become routine quickly. You just have to stick with it.
- Shane: Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but rather a sign of strength and maturity.